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On our second date my fast-food Romeo and I went to the mall, where he bought me a phone of my own. April Tesoriero Paulden, Arizona I had an unrequited crush on a boy named Darren.
I joined every club he belonged to and trembled when his knee brushed mine under the table, but we never dated.
I had ruled out dating, unable to imagine any man wanting to be with someone as sick as I was, even if he was sick, too. I felt vulnerable, strapped to the chair with my blood running into a machine, but I managed to say, “Hi.” That was it.
Another morning, after my treatment, I started a conversation. Rebecca Machain Folsom, California was the magic number: if I hadn’t started dating by that age, I would be forever branded a reject. I wasn’t interested in any boys at my school, and though I had gotten my braces off and my gawky phase was behind me, I was brainy and a bit of a square.
Within an hour I was getting a spinal tap to determine if I had meningitis. Tubes carried my blood to a machine that smelled like bleach, where the blood was cleaned before being returned to my body.I sent her a message, and we exchanged phone numbers. When we talked again the next night, she was in another noisy location. After thirty minutes I checked my phone for a text or missed call: nothing. Once, I had woken up in the middle of the night feeling numb from the waist down. It sounds really loud.” She said she was at a pool hall, playing billiards.We found we had a lot in common and decided to meet outside of dialysis, outside of our chairs. I spent my sixteenth birthday puking into a bucket — not due to the aftereffects of a wild party, but because I had a stomach virus.Things started to look up that summer when I got a job at a fast-food restaurant.